J3 Names New Director of Ops

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The U.S. Air Force named Maj. Gen. Brett Williams as the director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff J-3 Operations Directorate at U.S. Cyber Command in Fort Meade, Md.

Other officer announcements from the Air Force:

Brig. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, commanding general, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Air Training Command – Afghanistan, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission – Afghanistan/ Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, and commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, to director of operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, plans, and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Steven M. Shepro, director, strategy, policy and plans, J-5, Headquarters U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla., to commanding general, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Air Training Command – Afghanistan, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission – Afghanistan/ Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, and commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Brig. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, director, plans, programs, requirements and assessments, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to director, strategy, policy and plans, J-5, Headquarters U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Fla.

Brig. Gen. Scott A. Vander Hamm, commander, 509th Bomb Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., to director, plans, programs, requirements and assessments, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Col. Thomas A. Bussiere, who has been selected for the rank of brigadier general, Inspector General, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to commander, 509th Bomb Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

Brig. Howard B. Baker, who has been selected for the rank of major general, commander, Air Force Global Logistics Support Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., to commander, ogden air logistics complex, Air Force Materiel Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Bergeson, who has been selected for the rank of major general, senior defense official and defense attaché, Defense Intelligence Agency, United Kingdom, to director, operational capability requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Lengyel, executive assistant to Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Supreme Allied Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Mons, Belgium, to commandant of cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Brig. Gen. Giovanni K. Tuck, commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia, to commander, Defense Logistics Agency – Energy, Fort Belvoir, Va.  (Previously announced on Mar. 22, 2012 going from commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia, to commander, Defense Logistics Agency – Distribution, New Cumberland, Pa.)

Williams bio:

Maj. Gen. Brett T. Williams is the Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. The directorate is responsible for policy, guidance and oversight of Air Force air and weather operations, training and sourcing. It is the largest directorate on the Air Staff with more than 1,760 personnel, 18 divisions and three field operating agencies, including the Air Force Operations Group, Air Force Flight Standards Agency, and Air Force Weather Agency.

General Williams was commissioned in 1981 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Duke University. He is a graduate of Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot training and the USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course. He has commanded a fighter squadron, combat operations group, and two combat wings. The general was the Air Combat Command Inspector General, a plans officer at U.S. Central Command, and Chief of the Air Staff’s Checkmate Division at the Pentagon. Prior to his current assignment, he was the U.S. Pacific Command Director of Communications Systems.

General Williams is a command pilot with more than 3,600 hours in the F-15C and more than 100 combat missions in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Northern Watch, and Iraqi Freedom.

EDUCATION
1981 Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
1988 Master of Arts degree in management, Webster University
1989 USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1993 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Advanced Strategic Arts Program, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
2010 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. November 1981 – December 1982, student, Euro-NATO joint jet pilot training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. January 1983 – April 1983, student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. May 1983 – August 1983, student, F-15 Replacement Training Unit, Luke AFB, Ariz.
4. September 1983 – November 1986, instructor pilot and flight examiner, 58th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
5. November 1986 – November 1988, instructor pilot and flight examiner, 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Keflavik, Iceland
6. January 1989 – April 1989, student, USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
7. May 1989 – July 1992, weapons officer and flight commander, 27th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
8. August 1992 – July 1993, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. August 1993 – July 1994, student, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. August 1994 – November 1996, plans officer, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
11. February 1997 – November 2000, operations officer and Commander, 94th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
12. December 2000 – July 2001, Deputy Commander, 1st Operations Group, Langley AFB, Va.
13. August 2001 – June 2002, student, Advanced Strategic Arts Program, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
14. August 2002 – June 2003, Commander, 363rd Expeditionary Operations Group, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia
15. August 2003 – July 2004, Chief, Checkmate Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. July 2004 – June 2006, Commander, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla.
17. June 2006 – May 2007, Inspector General, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
18. May 2007 – July 2009, Commander, 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Japan
19. July 2009 – January 2011, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (J6), U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
20 January 2011 – present, Director, Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS 
1. August 1994 – November 1996, plans officer (J5), U.S. Central Command,  MacDill AFB, Fla., as a major
2. July 2009 – January 2011, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (J6), U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, as a brigadier general and major general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,700
Aircraft flown: F-15C

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2009 General and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 9, 1981
First Lieutenant April 15, 1983
Captain April 15, 1985
Major June 1, 1993
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 1, 1998
Colonel July 1, 2002
Brigadier General Oct. 2, 2007
Major General Nov. 11, 2010

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